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Can you help Police trace missing David from Poole?

David from Poole told his family he was going out for a walk Credit: Dorset Police

The family of a 67-year-old man who never returned from a walk this morning are appealing for help to find him.

David Horsford from Samson Road in Poole, told his family he was going for a walk and left home at 7.30am. David, who is 5ft 11in, was wearing a black Berghaus jacket and green Craghopper trousers.

Dorset Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for David's welfare. The National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter has been involved in the search as have teams from the marine section.

“I understand that David has not been in the right frame of mind recently and cannot walk very far. For him to have not have returned home is completely out of character.

"We are releasing a photo of David in the hope that the public may know of his whereabouts. He was wearing the same jacket pictured when he left the house, but has lost some weight since the photo was taken.

“I’d urge anyone who knows of David’s whereabouts or who has seen a man matching his description to contact the police straight away.

“His family are very concerned for his wellbeing and we simply want to know he is safe and well."

– Chief Inspector Jim Beashel, Dorset Police

Have you seen missing girls Chelsea or Taylor?

Chelsea Abbott, aged 9, seated, Taylor Redding, aged 10, standing Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police are appealing for help to find two girls who went missing from their home in Sittingbourne overnight.

Nine-year-old Chelsea Abbott and 10-year-old Taylor Redding were reported missing at 12.40pm today. They are believed to have left their house in Grove Avenue in the Kemsley area of Sittingbourne at about 5am while their parents were asleep.

Chelsea, who is sitting down in the photograph, may be wearing black boots with white fur on the top. Taylor, who is standing in the picture, may be wearing pale pink leggings, a grey T-shirt with a gold heart on the front, and a black jacket with pink on the arms and hood.

A search is underway in the local area, and officers are growing increasingly concerned for their welfare.

Anyone with information is urged to call Kent Police on 101 quoting reference 31-0508.


Officers searching for missing man have found a body

Officers from the Purbeck area of Dorset who have en searching for a missing man from Swanage say they have found a body in the Wool area.

John Wormald, 48, was reported missing from the Battlemead area yesterday morning. Police found the electrician's van in Wareham overnight.

Although there has been no official identification of the body, the Purbeck branch of Dorset Police said Mr Wormald's family have been informed of the discovery. This was the message on the force's Facebook page:

We regret to inform you that following an extensive search, the body of a male has been located in the Bindon Lane area of Wool. Formal identification is yet to take place, but John's next of kin have been informed of the discovery.

We would like to thank our colleagues in HM Coastguard Swanage, St Albans, Lulworth & Kimmeridge, the RNLI and also the volunteers from Dorset Search & Rescue who assisted in the later part of the evening.

– Purbeck Police, Dorset Police facebook page

Can you help find missing John from Dorset?

Search for missing man from Swanage Credit: Dorset Police

Dorset Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing electrician who was last seen yesterday morning.

Forty-eight-year-old John Wormald from Argyle Road in Swanage, was last seen at an address in Battlemead at 11.15am Wednesday 2 March 2016. Officers say they are becoming increasing for his welfare.

“I understand that John has been very upset recently and his family are concerned that he may come to harm.

“He is a self-employed electrician and drives a white Vauxhall Vivaro van with the registration HG05 XWY. The van has ‘John Wormald Electrical’ written on the side.”

“I’d urge John to contact us at the earliest opportunity - we simply want to know that you are safe and well.”

– Chief Inspector Bob Acaster, Dorset Police

Officers have since located John's van in the Wareham area, but he still hasn't been found.

Have you seen missing Michaela from Guildford?

Police renew search appeal for missing Michaela Pugh from Guildford Credit: Surrey Police

Detectives searching for a woman who went missing from her home in Guildford a week ago have renewed their appeal for information on her whereabouts.

Thirty-seven-year-old Michaela Pugh is from Slovakia, but has been living in Surrey for several years. She has not been seen by her family or friends since the afternoon of Friday 12th February 2016.

She is described as:

  • White
  • 5ft 4ins tall with a slim build
  • Dark brown hair and eyes
  • May have been wearing a parka style coat and black leggings

The police have released more images of Michaela to help with the search. She may have been driving a black Lexus. Officers say a vehicle matching the description has been found near Beachy Head in Sussex.

Detectives from both Surrey and Sussex say they are working together as 'a matter of urgency' to make sure that Michaela Pugh is safe and well. Searches are taking place in Eastbourne. Officers would like to speak to anyone who might have been using the phone box at the National Trust site at Birling Gap in Sussex last weekend.

If you have information you can contact Surrey Police by calling 101 and quoting reference 45160012783, or you can call or text the charity Missing People on 116 000.

Concerns for missing man who 'just went for a walk'

Have you seen Paul Elleray? Credit: Dorset Police

Officers from Dorset Police say they are concerned for the welfare of 51-year-old Paul Elleray from Swanage who went missing from his home on Victoria Avenue at around 6.30pm on Friday 19th February.

He is five feet six inches tall with grey hair. He was last seen wearing a navy blue jacket and black and grey trousers.

"We are becoming increasingly concerned for Paul’s welfare. He was last seen by his family yesterday and told them he was going for a walk. His disappearance is completely out of character.

“I would ask that anyone who sees Paul contacts police urgently, his family is very worried about him and want to know that he is safe.”

– Chief Inspector Steve White, Dorset Police

Anyone with information about Paul’s whereabouts should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 20:96.


Murder investigation launched into disappearance of Hastings man

Karl Bunster was last seen in Hastings on December 17th

Police investigating the disappearance of Hastings man, Karl Bunster, have arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

A 48-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were arrested and are currently in custody.

The last confirmed sighting of Karl was in Hastings on December 17th.

"We would like to hear from anyone who has any information that can help this investigation. Karl's family and friends are extremely concerned and I fear he has come to harm. If anyone knows anything that will help us find out what has happened to Karl, please get in touch."

– DCI Jason Taylor

Mystery surrounds fisherman's disappearance at quay

Essex man goes missing while on fishing trip in Dorset

Coastguards are to resume their search for a man from Essex who went missing while fishing in the sea off Mudeford Quay in the Christchurch area in Dorset.

The 65-year-old and his wife had been visiting relatives. On Thursday 5th November the man said he was going fishing, and the last time his wife saw him was at about 10.30am. His wife raised the alert when he hadn't returned from his fishing outing by 3.15pm. An item of clothing believed to be his jacket was found at Mudeford Quay, but there were no signs of the missing man's whereabouts.

He is described as white, six feet tall, of medium build, with short thick white hair and white facial hair. He was wearing black jeans, a black hooded top with a logo on the top left breast, a dark blue anorak and brown and grey walking boots. And he was carrying a square khaki fishing tackle bag and possibly two fishing rods.

Dorset Police, HM Coastguard and the RNLI, have been searching the coastline between Mudeford Quay and Highcliffe Castle. They called off the large scale search at around midnight, but are to start again at first light on Friday. Some officers patrolled the area overnight.

“We are extremely concerned for this man’s welfare and would urge anyone who saw a man matching his description in the Mudeford Quay area to please call Dorset Police urgently.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who discovers abandoned fishing items in the Mudeford Quay area.”

– Police Sergeant Scott McFarland, Christchurch police station

Anyone with information can call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 5:230. Or you can telephone the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111

Police appeal to find missing Gosport man

David Whittaker has been missing since 29 October 2015 Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police have reissued an appeal for help to find a vulnerable missing man from Gosport.

Thirty-four year old David Whittaker was reported missing on Thursday 29th October. He is known to have connections in Sussex, Surrey, London, Kent and Cornwall.

“We are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Mr Whittaker. He has been missing for a considerable amount of time now and we really need help from the public to help find him.

"If you see him, or you think you know where he is, please call us immediately. David, if you are reading this, please get in touch with us and let us know you are safe.”

– Inspector Rob Kearley, Hampshire Constabulary

Officers say that Mr Whittaker is likely to be in a vulnerable condition that can make his behaviour unpredictable.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts can contact the police via telephone on 101. In an emergency dial 999.

Have you seen missing Michael from Margate?

Michael Wiles has gone missing from Margate Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police are appealing for help to trace a man who has gone missing from his home in Margate. Michael Wiles was last seen at on Wellesley Road in the town at 8 o'clock this morning.

He is 6ft 1in tall, of a slim build. It is not known what he wa swearing when he disappeared, but he usually wears casual shirts with jeans.

‘It is out of character for him to go missing like this and his family are very worried about him.’

– Inspector Steve Impey, Kent Police
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